University of California, Irvine


Sustainability infographic

Sustainability infographic

UC Irvine is committed to shrinking its carbon footprint through innovation, research, action and design.

Sustainability at UC Irvine fosters sustainable research, education, engagement and philanthropy.

  • 200+ Professors researching and teaching about sustainability
  • #1 coolest school, Sierra Magazine's 8th annual ranking
  • 60% power consumption reduction by UCI's Smart Labs Initiative
  • 20 LEED certified buildings on campus
  • 5000 solar panels
  • 19000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions cut annually
  • <li30% exceeding state standards in water conservation efforts>
  • 475000 plastic bottles save by the campus hydration stations
  • 12+ sustainability-focused student organizations
  • Earth Systems Science, the nation's first academic unit aimed at studying human-caused climate change.
  • National Fuel Cell Research Center, chosen to test the nation's first commercially-ready hydrogen-powered fuel cell car.
  • UCI has the world's first sewage-powered hydrogen fuel station

Sustainability is a campus-wide initiative with curriculum found in the School of Biological Sciences, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the School of Physical Sciences, the School of Social Ecology, the School of Law, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, the Paul Merage School of Business, and the Institute of Transportation Studies.

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